Arena and Gameplay

Checking in at over 8,000 sq ft, Dart Ops is a beast of an arena! How big is 8,000 sq ft exactly? Let’s just say it’s the size of four houses in your neighborhood. Imagine you and your friends having over four entire houses worth of space for the most epic nerf battle ever! And you don’t even have to clean up the ammo.

That’s enough square feet to get your adrenaline pumping with plenty of strategically placed barriers to maneuver through every epic battle. No matter your skill level – from sharpshooter to beginner – our Arena Boss will guide you through a variety of different game modes.


At Dart Ops, we like to think outside the box a little bit. During your time in the arena, you and your team will be tasked with different “Ops” and objectives. Each game will last roughly 3-5 minutes. While we’ll play some classic games like Capture the Flag, Team Elimination and VIP, we’ve also devised some different missions for you to execute to encourage team cooperation and utilize your awesome Nerf Blaster skills.

  • Zombie Double Tap – coordinate w/your teammates to finish “Zekes” by hitting them 2X.
  • Smooth Criminal – Getting to the vault was easy enough, now you and your team have to fight your way out…WITH THE GOODS!
  • Battle Royale – Eliminate the other team, then turn on each other…be the last one standing.
  • Outbreak – Once shot with infected ammo, you must join the “infected” to take out survivors.
  • Singled Out – Time to send your pal to the other side & your ONLY objective is to eliminate them! The team with the most hits wins.

Dart Ops will have continuous play, so you and your friends can join the battle shortly after you arrive – stopping only to sign your waiver and…

Choose Your Weapon!

An impressive arena is nothing if you don’t have the right blaster! Our arsenal includes only the best – Nerf Rival blasters – choose from a variety of sizes and payload.

We also recently added a small stock pile of Dart Blasters for our younger warriors. The Dart Blasters are ideal for kids 5-8 years of age who may not be ready for the Rival Blasters quite yet.


4601 Eastgate Blvd
(Inside Eastgate Mall – Near the old Sears)
Cincinnati, OH 45245

513-753-DART (3278)


We are located near Time Warp Comics and the old Sears. Park in the back of the mall (closest to 275) near the Kohls and use the Mall entrance to the right of Kohls.

Hours of Operation

Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:30 p.m.

Please note: We book our last session in the arena 1 hour before close!


Sunday, May 12 (Closed)

A Few Quick Notes Before You Book

Age Suggestion

While we would love to welcome kids of all ages in the arena, our recommended age for the arena is 5 and up. We use manual prime Rival blasters that require some degree of arm strength to use. We also have a limited amount of Dart Blasters that are bit easier to prime. If you are unsure if your child will be able to use the blasters, feel free to call us with questions. Or stop by the arena to try out the blasters before you book your time. It is our goal to make sure everyone’s experience in the arena is the best it can be!


Waivers must be signed by parents before kids under 18 can enter the arena. Sign Waiver Now.

Socks must be worn at all times while in the arena. If you forget, we do have socks for sale for $3.

Schedule your party or event today!